Player diary: Chargers soccer like family
Collyn Rounds is a senior at Step of Faith Christian Academy. He shares his thoughts on the Chargers’ soccer season:
It all started in seventh grade, Aug. 18, 2012, when I started my high school soccer career.
After the first few games I fell in love with the sport because my teammates always lifted me up and showed me just how much fun it was.
Every year I looked forward to playing soccer again and again, until this year, my last year playing soccer with the Step of Faith Chargers. The Chargers are like a family to me. All the soccer players are like younger brothers and I love them all equally. I’m going to miss the Chargers when I leave this school.
During the summer I spent so much time preparing myself physically and mentally for this soccer season. When the season first started we had low turnout and I was nervous about not being able to play. A few weeks later, the team has 14 players and a scorekeeper. I was so happy I could have cried. The team is made up of three seventh-graders, Dawson, Bou and Keith; five ninth-graders, Noah, Nick, Jackson, Gauge, and Caelin; three 10th-graders, Sid, Naizaih, and Elisha; two 11th-graders, Tyler and Cameron, one senior, me, and our scorekeeper, Griffin, also a senior. All these guys are doing their best and it is making me so happy, because all that I’ve asked them to do is give 110 percent through the whole season.
The Chargers soccer team falls together, stumbles together, wins together and loses together. It’s not just one person’s fault no matter what happens and we always help our teammates whoever needs it, being the sport or even class work.
I am really looking forward to see how this season turns out. Like I said before, I love this team like they were my younger brothers. No matter what we go through we have I will still love this team.
I’m always trying to help the younger guys and the ones who haven’t played soccer before become better every day. I’m always hoping that my leadership is the best for these guys. So far this season we have two losses and one victory (as of last early last week) because of my team’s hard work. They are practicing hard every day so that we can win the next game, and I am so proud that they are putting so much effort into their practices.
I have a smile on my face every day because of my team, and I’m so sad that this is my last year with these guys. I’m going to miss them next year.